1916 Army Cadets football team

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1916 Army Cadets football
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1916 record 9–0
Head coach Charles Dudley Daly (4th season)
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         9 0 0
Pittsburgh         8 0 0
Notre Dame         8 1 0
Penn State         8 2 0
Maryland State         6 2 0
Navy         6 3 1
Montana         4 1 1
USC         5 3 0
Dartmouth         5 2 2
Washington State         4 2 0
Idaho         3 5 0
Villanova         1 8 0

The 1916 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1916 college football season; in their fourth season under head coach Charles Dudley Daly, the Cadets compiled a 9–0 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 235 to 36.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen 15 to 7, the Cadets also defeated Notre Dame by a score of 30 to 10 and Villanova by a 69 to 7 score.[2] The 1916 Army team was selected retroactively as the 1916 national champion by Parke H. Davis.[3]

Fullback Elmer Oliphant from the 1916 Army team was a consensus first-team All-American and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.[4][5] Center John McEwan received second-team honors from Walter Camp,[6] the United Press,[7] the International News Service,[8] and Walter Eckersall.[9]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 Lebanon Valley The PlainWest Point, NY W 3–0    
October 7 Washington & Lee The Plain • West Point, NY W 14–7    
October 14 Holy Cross The Plain • West Point, NY W 17–0    
October 21 Trinity (CT) The Plain • West Point, NY W 53–0    
October 28 Villanova The Plain • West Point, NY W 69–7    
November 4 Notre Dame The Plain • West Point, NY (Rivalry) W 30–10    
November 11 Maine The Plain • West Point, NY W 17–3    
November 18 Springfield (MA) The Plain • West Point, NY W 17–2    
November 25 vs. Navy Polo GroundsNew York, NY (Rivalry) W 15–7    

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1916 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Elmer "Ollie" Oliphant". National Football Foundation. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Three Colgate Men Picked By Camp for All-American Team". The Syracuse Herald. December 26, 1916. 
  7. ^ H.C. Hamilton (December 3, 1916). "West Men on United Press All-American". Des Moines Daily News. 
  8. ^ Jack Velock, INS sports editor (December 4, 1916). "Have Hard Job Selecting All-American Team". Lima Times Democrat. 
  9. ^ "Four Westerners On All-American: 1916 Selection Made by W. Eckersall". Daily Review. Decatur, IL. December 11, 1916.